Cahir Golf Notes
Irish Boys U16 Open Championship
Cahir Park Golf Club was honoured to host the prestigious Irish Boys U16 Open Championship for the week of Monday 16th to Friday 20th August. The atmosphere around the Clubhouse and Course was electric for the joy and talent on show. Young lads arrived Monday and Tuesday for practice rounds supported by proud parents. Cahir Park was equally proud to be represented by Kalle Hogan and Carthach Leahy.
Wednesday saw the Club in full flow from 6am with first three young men teeing off at 7.30am and a further 152 lads followed throughout the day. News arrived of two Holes in One on the 16th Hole during the day. Club Volunteers who were marshals by woods and river reported on superb drives, amazing putts and especially the wonderful people enjoying the spectacle of the Club Course while following their Sons game.
Through scorching sunshine over two days and the grand final on day three in pouring rain, all the young golfers were good humoured, measured in their game and extremely polite to course staff. The final day saw the field reduced to the top 50 players and what a final it proved with the eventual Winner and Runner-up going an extra six
Holes before they were separated by a great putt from Donnacha Cleary of Tipperary Golf Club to win over Mark Gazi of Tralee Golf Club. Joy and exhilaration won out over the rain as the Cleary family proudly watched Donnacha receive trophy from John White, President of Golfing Ireland in the presence of Cahir Park Captains Francis McCarthy and Ger Lyons.
Mr White in his address together with Munster Regional Executive Committee members, Chairperson Jim Long, Secretary Moira Lynott, Treasurer Peter English, John Fennessy, Dave Prendergast and Course referees were very complimentary and thankful to Club Members for giving up course time for a week for the benefit of future young Irish golfers.
The Course conditions, the preparatory work, the early morning, late evening attention to detail throughout the week by Declan Walsh and Course Team got special mention and great plaudits. The Catering Ladies and their Team worked tirelessly to look after everyone and provided wonderful food. ProShop personnel organised Volunteers and the week was a great success due to the goodwill of so many Club Members.
Cahir Park Golf Club congratulate Donnacha Cleary on his success and his excellent representation of Tipperary Golf Club and congratulate all the U16 Boys who participated in the great game of golf.
OPEN Noel Ahearne Memorial Cup
This competition open to Men and Ladies will be played over three days Friday 27th to Sunday 29th August in memory of very popular young man Noel Ahearne, a great Clubman, who unfortunately lost his brave battle with serious illness in early 2020.
Vice Captains Weekend
Vice Captain Margaret Gill enjoyed huge and well deserved support from Club Ladies for her Prize weekend run over three days jointly with Men’s Vice Captain Gary Morrison on Friday 13th to Sunday 15th August. All weather conditions possible were experienced and no Club Member failed to fulfil their tee time in support of Margaret and Gary.
There was great excitement and delight when final scores of Ladies announced and Julie Connolly (H/C 22) had won with 39 Pts. The second and third prizes were divided on Countback by Mother and Daughter Anne Fitzgerald (H/C 23) and Lisa Blackett (H/C 36), both with 38 Pts. Gross prize went to Caitlin Fitzgerald (H/C 14) 21 Pts. Margaret expressed congratulations to all the prize winners and thanked all Members for their support and for playing on a wonderful weekend.
In the mens Paul O Sullivan won with a 64 nett on a countback. Colm O’Flaherty took second with Jack White recording a 73 to win the gross. Third place went to Tobias Moran with a 65nett.
The Premier 37 A special congrats to Colm O’Flaherty and Riobard Broderick who both recorded holes in one on the 3rd and 5th respectively during the Vice Captains weekend.
Men’s Vice Captain Gary Morrison concluded with thanking everyone who made it another memorable weekend in the Park.
Ladies Open Hospice Day Champagne Scramble
Lady Captain Ger Lyons and all the ladies of Cahir Park are looking forward to hosting Annual Open Hospice Day in aid of South Tipperary Hospice on Thursday 26th August and welcoming friends from Clubs far and wide. This year Tee Times for Hospice Day, which is open to Men as well as ladies, have been extended to Wednesday afternoon 25th August to accommodate those unable to play on Thursday with many thanks to Men’s Captain Francis and his team. The Open Scramble is very kindly sponsored by Noel Flanagan Cahir Carpets and Ned Grant Builders and there are beautiful prizes to be won. There is a Raffle on the day and all support is appreciated for the benefit of South
The Lotto Results for Sunday August 22nd are as follows: 31, 5, 13, 14. No Jackpot winner this week. Next weeks Jackpot will be €550. Thank you for your continued Support.